Venus Williams struggled in her first round at the Abierto Mexicano TELCEL tournament, but did defeat Nuria Llagostera Vives, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. Llagostero Vives broke Williams' serve four times. Yesterday, she struggled again, this time with Greta Arn, who broke her serve only three times, but kept her on the court for two hours and forty-three minutes. Williams won the match, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4.
Next for Williams is Agnes Szavay, who has been struggling to play every opponent she sees for some time now. A lucky loser, Szavay has somehow managed to get herself into the quarterfinals, where she belongs. This is a player who badly needs a confidence boost, and the knowledge that Williams is having to work too hard on the Acapulco courts could help her out.